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By Harvey J. Irwin, Caroline A. Watt

ISBN-10: 0786430591

ISBN-13: 9780786430598

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This is a completely up-to-date and revised variation of our hugely acclaimed college textbook at the technology of parapsychology. the target of this publication is to supply an introductory survey of parapsychologists' efforts to discover the authenticity and bases of anomalous, it seems that paranormal phenomena. It outlines the origins of parapsychological study and seriously reports investigations of extrasensory conception, psychokinesis, poltergeist phenomena, near-death and out-of-body reviews, and the review of parapsychology as a systematic firm.

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You were either anti-oppressive or oppressive. For all its talk of empowerment, anti-oppressive theory betrays contempt for the masses, whose behaviour and thoughts do not match current middle-class ideals. Its conflation of words and action, public and private, political and personal in social work theory has provided the authorities with ever-increasing justification for intruding in people’s lives. … Most importantly, talk of a PC backlash overlooks how these ‘radical’ theories and practices are now embraced by most sections of the British establishment.

Research shows that having an income above remarkably low amounts has a negligible impact on happiness. Resources indicate status much more than status indicates resources. As Dawkins might say, resources are part of the male’s ‘extended phenotype’. There is no evidence to suppose that we are different from animals in that a male’s rank in the male dominance hierarchy is central to female mate choice. The reason that a male instinctively starts vying with his same-sex peers from when he is a toddler is for the very purpose of calibrating to what extent he will be able to reproduce.

Extreme feminism (along with virulent ‘anti-racism’) became an oppressive presence that could entail direct persecution of individuals by self-appointed bigots. There was a widespread flavour of frustration, but this seemed less to do with the reversal of extreme politics after the defeat of Labour (and, later on, the withdrawal of Labour patronage from extreme feminist and other movements), and more to do with a ferocious self-righteousness – a personal self-consciousness of membership of a sub-group that could claim to be oppressed.

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